Our mission:

  • A multi-disciplinary, collaborative alliance of University of Washington health sciences research groups focused on comparative effectiveness research, technology assessment, and health system evaluation
  • Community of engaged peers, research teams and like-minded collaborators
  • Builds upon existing and available resources and creates economies of scale for high-impact research

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News & Events


June 23 2014
Guest Speaker: William Hollingsworth, PhD, MSc, University of Bristol
The CHASE Alliance, Comparative Effectiveness, Cost & Outcomes Research Center (CECORC) and the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP) are please to present a special session with William Hollingworth, PhD, MSc, Professor of Health Economics, University of Bristol.

This special session will be held on 6/23/2014, at 3pm, in H371 of the Health Science Building.

Dr. Hollingworth is a noted health economist whose applied research focuses on measuring cost-effectiveness of healthcare interventions in randomized controlled trials and using decision analysis models. His work includes the economic evaluation of diagnostic tests and interventions for low back pain and sciatica, and has also collaborated widely with colleagues with interests in other clinical topics including cancer care, public health prevention, mental health and child health. His methodological research interests center on the use of variations in clinical practice as a method for commissioners and clinicians to identify and prioritize opportunities for disinvestment in healthcare.

Please join us for this special session.

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Participant Code: 394654
May 07 2014
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Names New Director
Stakeholders in the University of Washington School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Social Work and UW Medicine selected Monica S. Vavilala, MD director for HIPRC effective April 1, 2014.

Dr. Vavilala is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at the University of Washington. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Houston and her medical degree from University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. She completed two residencies, her first in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School and the second in anesthesiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Vavilala is an expert in the care of injured patients, has authored over 150 peer reviewed publications related to injury, and is internationally known for her work in traumatic brain injury. As a 20 year faculty member in the UW School of Medicine, she has mentored over 27 fellows across UW, has current research support from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, and is the co-director of the NICHD sponsored UW Pediatric Injury Training Program.

Dr. Vavilala is the first anesthesiologist in the nation to lead an injury research center and the only anesthesiologist on the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines working group pertaining to the acute care management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. “Dr. Vavilala brings to the Center the energy and commitment to move it ahead and keep it at the forefront of injury research and prevention,” said Dr. Frederick P. Rivara, UW Professor of Pediatrics and founder of the Center.
May 06 2014
Guest Speaker: Dr. Teh-Wei Hu - University of California, Berkeley
Speaker: Distinguished Professor Teh-Wei Hu of the University of California, Berkeley

Topic: "Recent Health Care Reform In China: The Role of Government”

Location: Room SCC 303

Time: 11:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.



Upcoming Events

June 02 2014
CHASE WIP | UW Health Science Building | 3:45 - 5:00 P.M.
Speaker: Benjamin Wilfond, MD, Director, Truman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Research Institute; Professor, UW Department of Pediatrics

Location: Health Science Building, H371

Time: 3:45-5:00 P.M.
May 29 2014
PHEnOM Seminar | UW Tower | 3:00-4:30 P.M.
Speaker: Andrew J. Brunskill
Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services, University of Washington

Topic: What is Different about Smoking in Pregnancy : Psychology, Physiology and Economics

Location: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd floor Boardroom

Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M.
May 19 2014
CHASE WIP | UW Health Science Building | 3:00-4:30 P.M.
Speaker: Sean Rundell, PhD, Senior Fellow, UW Department of Radiology

Topic: The relationship between knee or hip osteoarthritis and back outcomes over 1 year among older adults with new visits for back pain

Location: UW Health Science Building, H371

Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M.

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